The Flag Paintings of Childe Hassam

May 8 – July 17, 1988

East Building, Ground Floor, Northwest, Pod II (3,500 sq. ft.)

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 25 paintings were selected from the series created by Childe Hassam showing the flag-decorated streets of New York City during World War I, between 1916 and 1919. They were assembled by Ilene Susan Fort of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Organization: Deborah Chotner was exhibition coordinator at the National Gallery. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting for the National Gallery.

Sponsor: This was the second in the series of American impressionist exhibitions supported by Bell Atlantic.

Attendance: 108,077

Catalog: The Flag Paintings of Childe Hassam, by Ilene Susan Fort. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1988.

Brochure: The Flag Paintings of Childe Hassam. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1988.

Other Venues: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, August 21–October 30, 1988
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, January 7–March 12, 1989
New-York Historical Society, April 20–June 25, 1989

Image: Childe Hassam, Allies Day, May 1917, 1917, oil on canvas, Gift of Ethelyn McKinney in memory of her brother, Glenn Ford McKinney, 1943.9.1

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